Members of the University of Indianapolis Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams received an email on Dec. 17, 2021 stating that Head Coach Jason Hite is no longer employed at the university. The email, sent by Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Young, said that on Dec. 15, Young was alerted to potential NCAA rules violations within the programs.
According to the email, upon learning this information, the university followed established policies and conducted an investigation. In addition, the process of self-reporting violations to the NCAA began, according to the email. After reviewing the facts, Young said in the email he made the decision to terminate Hite’s employment at UIndy. Young said in the email that the Department of Athletics has a longstanding tradition of integrity and upholding both university and NCAA rules and regulations, and the disregard for these cannot be tolerated.
The university has implemented a transition plan and has named Brent Noble, who is in his third season with the program, as the interim head coach for the Men’s and Women’s Swim and Dive teams, according to the email. Young said in the email that he will continue to work with the coaching staff and the team to ensure a smooth transition.